Colombia

Colombia-Paraguay coin flip proves Copa America Centenario is cursed

https://www.youtube.com/embed/HH7tTR2Nv5E This is it. Definitive proof that Copa America Centenario has been cursed by the football gods for being an orgy of greed and incompetence. Prior to Colombia’s 2–1 win over a 10-man Paraguay, there was the coin toss. And on the first attempt, something unusual happened: the coin landed on its edge. IT LANDED …

Adidas misspells Colombia on promotional material

The comedy of errors related to Copa America Centenario apparently extends far beyond national anthem goof-ups. First we have the case of Colombia kitmaker Adidas, who were so convinced that Colombia was spelled with a “u” that they made the mistake both on in-store posters and on their website. Though the digital evidence of this …

Not your day, Dani.

The week’s most absurd soccer moments By Sam Patterson James Rodriguez had impeccable vision for Colombia over the weekend, at least when it came to shoving teammate Dani Torres into an oncoming Argentine to get the foul call. [source: streamable] In the Euro qualifier against Norway, Hungarian defender Daniel Bode brought out the equivalent of a …

Here’s the insane shootout between Argentina and Colombia

Argentina and Colombia needed a shootout to decide who would go on the Copa America semifinals — a shootout that, for a time, seemed like an elaborate prank being perpetrated by the players. https://www.youtube.com/embed/8aUA8Nl7wwY It started off well enough with everyone putting on a brilliant display of perfect spot kicks (even Falcao!). But then it got sloppy. …